Liveblogging President Obama's Reaction to the Democrats' Epic Mid-Term Destruction

Liveblogging President Obama's Reaction to the Democrats' Epic Mid-Term Destruction

Obama gets around to addressing "personnel" question -- troops. American troops. Henry wants to follow up, but Obama cuts him off with "Ed!" and says he wants to hear from the Republicans. Which means that this particular problem, he'll keep around through the lame duck and try to pin on Congress.

When Obama touted Yemen and Somalia as successful counter-terrorism, he meant it. Those countries are chaotic basket cases with armies of free range terrorists. Drone strikes take out the occasional terror boss, but those don't really change the strategic situation.